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This architectural stunner wows on every level with phenomenal San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge views capturing the essence of living on top of the world. From the rear, the distinctive angular shapes of the exterior are reminiscent of sail boats soaring in the clouds. The expansive, multi-level outdoor spaces include two massive decks that wrap around the rear to maximize outdoor entertaining and enjoyment.  An inviting hot tub rests at the center of the lower party-size redwood deck with plenty of room for lounging and sunbathing.  Venture onto the sprawling, gently terraced gardens with a variety of fruit trees and colorful array of flowering bushes and roses inspiring even the most discriminating gardener.  Inside is spacious and open with incredible potential for expansion at the lower level. This rare property has so much to offer and is truly a dream home located in the desirable and idyllic Berkeley Hills neighborhood just minutes from Tilden Regional Park, Lake Anza, and Berkeley’s many destination hot spots!

With its unassuming curb appeal, this home offers surprisingly dramatic interiors with towering floor to ceiling walls of windows flooding the living spaces with natural light and magnificent views. Inside, you’ll find newly refinished bamboo hardwood floors, a dramatic open floorplan, robust wood paneling, a gas fireplace, and brick accent walls adding warmth and character. The recently remodeled kitchen is stylish and outfitted with stainless-steel appliances, beautiful bamboo cabinetry, white stone countertops and geometrically cool backsplash.  The master bedroom is strategically situated at the rear for optimum star gazing with direct access to the outer decks. This tranquil bedroom features space saving built-ins and lots of storage.  The uppermost level is a lofty second bedroom or spacious office retreat providing an awesome vantage point overlooking the voluminous living spaces below while sporting equally stunning vistas.  Two full bathrooms are located on the main level along with a laundry room and flexible bonus storage spaces to suit a multitude of needs.  Looking to create the ultimate master suite?  The lower level offers plenty of room for expansion and is ripe for your creativity.  An attached two-car garage with interior access completes this wonderful, move-in ready home.

Located in the treasured North Berkeley hills neighborhood with great schools and easy access to transportation, BART, and multiple bus lines practically at your doorsteps.  Enjoy outdoor activities and numerous hiking trails at nearby Tilden Regional Park or take a stroll through Berkeley’s historic Rose Garden just a short drive down.  Indulge yourself at all the fabulous shops, dining, and entertainment at nearby Gourmet Ghetto, downtown Berkeley and Solano Avenue retail and commercial districts.  Conveniently enjoy all of the wonderful amenities Berkeley has to offer from this exceptional view property awaiting its next lucky owners.  

FEATURES & SELLER IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Built in 1950 | recently remodeled
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms | lower level potential for expansion
  • 1,701 sqft of living spaces (measured)
  • Lot size: approx. 6,250 sqft (public records)
  • Panoramic views of the Bay Bridge, SF Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands
  • 2 expansive decks and staircase for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining (completed 2016)
    • Upper deck is composite Trex / lower deck is redwood
  • New upper deck top railing and cables (completed 2016)
  • Sunken Hot Springs spa hot tub on lower level redwood party-size deck (deck added 2016)
  • Floor to ceiling windows on both levels (new window coverings installed 2016)
  • Newly refinished bamboo hardwood floors (refinished in 2020)
  • Gas fireplace with remote controlled heat & blower (added in 2017)
  • Feature brick wall with fireplace and floating corner shelves
  • Beautifully remodeled kitchen, bamboo wood cabinetry, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances (Viking, Fisher&Paykel, Sharp), stylish tile backsplash, floating open shelves (completed 2017)
  • Dining room with rustic brick accent wall, cool hanging lighting fixture
  • Laundry room w/washer and dryer units located in the rear utility/storage bonus room
  • Spacious 2 car attached garage with interior access
  • Fully fenced enclosed front garden courtyard with terraced planter walls, built-in bench seating    (new concrete, terrace boards, lighting in 2012)
  • Modern water fountain at the front courtyard
  • Large rear garden with variety of citrus fruit trees (lemon, lime, mandarin oranges), flowering bushes, roses, automatic drip irrigation system, lighting (landscaping installed 2016)
  • French drain on north side with dog run enclosure (installed 2019)
  • New fence on northside (installed 2018) | new front fence (installed 2016)
  • Numerous large-scale potted plants for privacy (included in sale)
  • Beautifully landscaped front meridian (added in 2018)
  • Replaced entire exterior door unit & side panels leading to deck in master bedroom (2016)
  • Replaced large loft windows in upstairs bedroom (replaced in 2017)
  • Extensive seismic upgrades (prior owner)
  • Desirable, highly regarded Berkeley school system, Cragmont Elementary nearby
  • Close proximity to U.C. Berkeley campus, Gourmet Ghetto, Shattuck Ave & Downtown Berkeley amenities, Solano Ave shopping/dining corridor
  • Short stroll to Tilden Regional Park and its many outdoor activities and hiking trails
  • Commute is a breeze with easy access to numerous bus lines, BART, and freeways

 

 

 

 

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SHOWING INFO

Offer Deadline:  Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Showings by Virtual Tour Or By Appointment ONLY:

Contact Tracy Palma | 415-305-6726 | [email protected]

Covid-19 safety measures and protocols strictly enforced for all in-person tours.  Email Tracy for guidelines, mandatory forms and showing appointment date/time confirmation.

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Tracy Palma

Realtor®Top Producing East Bay Real Estate SpecialistGolden Gate Sotheby's International RealtyDRE# 01802420415.305.6726 mobilewww.tracypalma.com

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